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Private Client weekly highlights—26 March 2020

Published on: 26 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—26 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—UK and EU prepare for first meeting of Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
  • Brexit Bulletin—examining the EU’s draft legal text for the future UK-EU relationship
  • Probate
  • New probate and administration application forms for practitioners to replace statements of truth
  • New guide for probate practitioners
  • New caveat application form for practitioners
  • Fertility clinic ordered to provide records relating to deceased man’s frozen sperm and/or embryos to personal representative
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Further updates on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including its implications for private client practitioners; (2) HMCTS publishes new probate and caveat postal application forms; (3) The High Court orders a fertility clinic to provide records relating to a deceased man’s frozen sperm and/or embryos to personal representative; (4) Goyal v Florence Care, in which the court emphasised the importance of knowledge over notice in generating a Quistclose Trust; (5) The FTT decision in Myles-Till v HMRC, in which a paddock was held to be part of a property’s grounds for SDLT purposes; (6) Goss-Custard v Templeman, in which Lord Templeman’s own will was held to be valid, despite that fact that he had not followed his own ‘golden rule’; (7) Health Service Executive of Ireland v A hospital, in which the court was asked to enforce protective orders made by an Irish court in respect of an Irish citizen receiving treatment in the UK, and (8) Jewelite v Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster, which considered the presumption of service where a party to litigation asserted that they were not aware of the date of a hearing, and an order was consequently made in their absence. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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